Exploring the New Jersey Colony

Exploring the New Jersey Colony

by Barbara Krasner


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Step back in time and visit New Jersey during the Colonial period. Settled by the Dutch, Swedish, and English, New Jersey became known for its welcoming attitude toward people of any country or religious belief. Find out what made New Jersey unique, how it got the nickname "the Garden State," what role it played during the Revolutionary War, and what daily life was like in Colonial times and the early days of statehood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515722489
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: Exploring the 13 Colonies
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 749,662
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 9 Years

About the Author

Barbara Krasner is a freelance writer from Somerset, New Jersey, who enjoys writing about American history. Her particular expertise is in 20th-century America and the Holocaust. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and completed her MA in History at William Paterson University, where she teaches composition and creative writing. Her debut picture book, Goldie Takes a Stand: Golda Meir’s First Crusade, was named a 2015 Sydney Taylor Honor Book for Young Readers by the Association of Jewish Libraries.

Table of Contents

The 13 Colonies 4

New Jerseys Original People 8

The Founding of a Colony 14

A Little Bit of Jersey 18

A Growing Colony 22

Daily Life in the Jerseys 26

The Cockpit of the Revolution 30

Becoming a State 38

Timeline 42

Glossary 44

Critical Thinking Using the Common Core 45


Internet Sites 45

Source Notes 46

Select Bibliography 47

Index 48

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